London Film Festival 2018

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This Teacher This Teacher
This Teacher and Styx
Angelo (Country: Austria, Luxembourg; Year: 2018; Director: Markus Schleinzer; Writer: Alexander Brom, Markus Schleinzer; Stars: Alba Rohrwacher, Christian Friedel, Larisa Faber, Michael Rotschopf, Dominic Marcus Singer, Gerti Drassl, Marisa Growaldt, Lukas Miko, Éric Gigout, Daniel Hoesl, Nilton Martins, Nancy Mensah-Offei, Makita Samba, Martine Schambacher, Ryan Nzogang)
Trouble brews for a young African in Europe in the 18th century.
An Impossible Love (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2018; Director: Catherine Corsini; Writer: Catherine Corsini, Laurette Polmanss, based on the novel by Christine Angot; Stars: Virginie Efira, Niels Schneider, Jehnny Beth, Camille Berthomier, Estelle Lescure, Catherine Morlot, Régis Romele, Coralie Russier, Didier Sandre, Iliana Zabeth, Virginie Efira, Niels Schneider, Jehnny Beth, Camille Berthomier, Estelle Lescure)
After a passionate affair leads to a child, a mother raises her alone, unaware that her former partner's darker nature will re-emerge.
Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (Country: Lebanon, US; Year: 2018; Director: Nadine Labaki; Writer: Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Keserwany, Georges Khabbaz, Khaled Mouzanar; Stars: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawsar Al Haddad, Fadi Yousef, Haita 'Cedra' Izzam, Alaa Chouchnieh, Nadine Labaki, Elias Khoury, Nour El Husseini, Joseph Jimbazian, Samira Chalhoub, Farah Hasno, Joe Maalouf, Alexandre Youakim)
A child rebels against the life imposed upon him.
Debate Gala
Dear Son (Country: Tunisia, Belgium, France; Year: 2018; Director: Mohamed Ben Attia; Writer: Mohamed Ben Attia; Stars: Imen Cherif, Mohamed Dhrif, Zakaria Ben Ayyed, Mouna Mejri, Imen Cherif, Mohamed Dhrif, Zakaria Ben Ayyed, Mouna Mejri)
Story of parents and their troubled son.
Donbass (Country: Germany, Ukraine, France, Netherlands, Romania; Year: 2018; Director: Sergei Loznitsa; Writer: Sergei Loznitsa; Stars: Valeriu Andriutã, Boris Kamorzin, Sergey Kolesov, Georgiy Deliev, Sergey Russkin, Alexander Zamuraev, Konstantin Itunin, Irina Plesnyayeva, Vadim Dubovsky, Svetlana Kolesova, Evgeny Chistyakov, Valeriu Andriutã, Boris Kamorzin, Sergey Kolesov, Georgiy Deliev)
In the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs.
Capernaum Capernaum
Capernaum and Donbass
A Family Tour (Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia; Year: 2018; Director: Liang Ying; Writer: Wai Chan, Liang Ying; Stars: Nai An, Zhe Gong, Pete Teo, Tham Xin Yue, Nai An, Zhe Gong, Pete Teo, Tham Xin Yue)
Story of an exiled filmmaker, who can only see her mother in Taiwan.
Freedom Fields (Country: Libya; Year: 2018; Director: Naziha Arebi)
Documentary spanning six years in the life of Libya’s nascent women’s football scene.
Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du Soleil) (Country: France, Belgium, Georgia, Switzerland; Year: 2018; Director: Eva Husson; Writer: Eva Husson; Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot, Erol Afsin)
A battalion made up entirely of Kurdish female soldiers is on the cusp of taking back control of the city where its commander was captured by extremists a few months earlier.
House Of My Fathers (Mouna Kaandam) (Country: Sri Lanka, UK; Year: 2018; Director: Suba Sivakumaran; Writer: Suba Sivakumaran; Stars: Bimal Jayakodi, Steve De La Zilwa, Deepa Seevaratnam, Bimal Jayakodi, Steve De La Zilwa, Deepa Seevaratnam)
Two villages at war with each other face the same problem - no woman can conceive. A prophecy must be fulfilled.
"I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians" ("Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari") (Country: Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria, Germany; Year: 2018; Director: Radu Jude)
A young artist is planning to reconstruct a historical event from 1941, during which the Romanian Army carried out ethnic cleansing on the Eastern Front.
The Kindergarten Teacher The Kindergarten Teacher
The Kindergarten Teacher and Freedom Fields
The Kindergarten Teacher (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Sara Colangelo; Writer: Sara Colangelo; Stars: Rosa Salazar, Gael García Bernal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Chernus, Anna Baryshnikov, Ajay Naidu, Daisy Tahan, Haley Murphy, Sam Jules, Samrat Chakrabarti, Douglas Taurel, Carson Grant, Aamira Martinez, Stefaniya Makarova, Nikhil Melnechuk)
When a kindergarten teacher discovers one of her five-year-olds is a prodigy, she becomes fascinated with the boy, ultimately risking her family and freedom to nurture his talent.
Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Olivier Assayas; Writer: Olivier Assayas; Stars: Guillaume Canet, Juliette Binoche, Vincent Macaigne, Christa Théret, Nora Hamzawi, Pascal Greggory, Laurent Poitrenaux, Sigrid Bouaziz, Lionel Dray, Nicolas Bouchaud, Antoine Reinartz, Aurélia Petit, Thierry de Peretti, Violaine Gillibert, Jean-Luc Vincent)
A drama about the hopelessly intertwined world of publishing.
Rosie (Country: Ireland; Year: 2018; Director: Paddy Breathnach; Writer: Roddy Doyle; Stars: Sarah Greene, Moe Dunford, Natalia Kostrzewa, Lochlann O'Mearáin, Toni O'Rourke, Ross Jones, Killian Coyle, John Dalessandro, Molly McCann, Ruby Dunne, Darragh Mckenzie, Sarah Greene, Moe Dunford, Natalia Kostrzewa, Lochlann O'Mearáin)
Story of a homeless family trying to find a roof to put over their heads.
Shock Waves: Diary Of My Mind (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2018; Director: Ursula Meier)
Dramatisation of a real-life story of a boy who confessed to murder in a school essay.
The Spy Gone North (Gongjak) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2018; Director: Yoon Jong-bin; Writer: Yoon Jong-bin)
A former military officer is sent to infiltrate a group of North Korean officials in Beijing, to acquire information about their nuclear programme.
Non-Fiction Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction and "I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians"
Styx (Country: Germany, Austria; Year: 2018; Director: Wolfgang Fischer; Writer: Wolfgang Fischer, Ika Künzel; Stars: Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Alexander Beyer, Inga Birkenfeld, Anika Menger, Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Alexander Beyer, Inga Birkenfeld, Anika Menger)
A storm in the middle of the ocean, a boat full of refugees that is about to sink and a woman all by herself...
Touch Me Not (Country: Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, France; Year: 2018; Director: Adina Pintilie; Writer: Adina Pintilie; Stars: Laura Benson, Tómas Lemarquis, Christian Bayerlein, Grit Uhlemann, Hanna Hofmann)
Laura doesn’t want to be touched. Christian, who lives with physical impairments, talks candidly about his sexuality. This film explores our ideas of intimacy.
This Teacher (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Mark Jackson; Writer: Mark Jackson; Stars: Hafsia Herzi, Sarah Kazemy, Lucy Walters, Kevin Kane, Lev Gorn)
A woman's life begins to slip into a nightmare after a reunion with a childhood friend turns sour.
U – July 22 (Utøya 22. juli) (Country: Norway; Year: 2018; Director: Erik Poppe; Writer: Anna Bache-Wiig, Siv Rajendram Eliassen; Stars: Andrea Berntzen, Aleksander Holmen, Brede Fristad, Elli Rhiannon Müller Osbourne, Solveig Koløen Birkeland)
A cinematic reconstruction of the attack that took place on Utøya on 22 July 2011 when a heavily armed right-wing extremist killed 69 young people at a summer camp.
The Vice Of Hope (Il Vizio Della Speranza) (Country: Italy; Year: 2018; Director: Edoardo De Angelis; Writer: Umberto Contarello, Edoardo De Angelis; Stars: Pina Turco, Massimiliano Rossi, Marina Confalone, Cristina Donadio, Marcello Romolo, Pina Turco, Massimiliano Rossi, Marina Confalone, Cristina Donadio, Marcello Romolo)
A woman tries to escape her life of sex work after she discovers she is pregnant.
Girls Of The Sun Girls Of The Sun
Girls Of The Sun and A Family Tour
Yours In Sisterhood (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Irene Lusztig; Writer: Irene Lusztig)
Women across the US give voice to letters sent by readers to a feminist magazine in the 1970s.

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